Lockdown tips

Animaltalk brings you a variety of articles with tips, advice and things that you can do with your pets while you are in lockdown. Don’t miss out, as we will be bringing you something new every day!

Q & A: Baby teeth

Q: When do puppies and kittens lose their baby teeth, and how do I deal with it? A: In general, puppies and kittens start to lose their baby teeth, also referred to as milk teeth, from the age of about ...

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Basic body language your cat uses to communicate with you

From the flick of a tail to a look that could kill – there are basic gestures that cats use to communicate with us. While dogs try to please us with every action they take, cats can’t give a dime ...

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The practicalities you need to know when your pet passes on

This article explains the options you have available when having to decide what happens to the remains of a deceased pet. While this information is helpful, please read it at your own discretion if you are a sensitive reader. Sally ...

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10 ugliest animals in Africa

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but some animals didn’t get the charming looks of others. We couldn’t decide which one of these animals is the ugliest. You can vote for the animal you think should wear the ...

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Is a rabbit the ideal pet for you?

That lovely ball of fur with his cute ears can melt any animal lover’s heart. Bunnies have starred in many stories, from Peter Rabbit to Bugs Bunny, and have entertained people both young and old. No wonder people consider rabbits ...

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Healthy diet for a parrot

Q: What should I keep in mind when choosing a healthy diet for my parrot? A: There are a couple of dos and don’ts when it comes to feeding your parrot a healthy diet. Different breeds of parrot have different ...

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Second-hand smoke can have a serious impact on your pet’s health

Did you know that according to the World Health Organisation about six million people globally die from smoking-related diseases every year? Included in this figure are the 44,000 South Africans who die annually as a result of smoking. Smokers are ...

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10 translucent animals from over the world

Looking at translucent animals is totally fascinating and it is almost hard to believe that these animals exist. But they do, from the glass-winged butterfly’s with his see-through wings, to a little frog with a translucent belly. In most cases, ...

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Rose-ringed parakeet – a family bird

Rose-ringed parakeets are highly intelligent birds who make ideal pets. They are also social birds in that they don’t only bond with one person. They do require daily human interaction and toys that will stimulate them mentally, like solving puzzles ...

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Q & A: Rabbit sore tooth

Q: How can I tell if my rabbit has dental disease, and how can I prevent it? A: One of the most common problems seen by veterinarians in pet rabbits is dental disease. The most valuable key to treatment and ...

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Naturally slimmer vs naturally bulkier cats

Just like some humans, some cat breeds are prone to unintentional weight gain, while others are very active and playful and naturally slimmer. While it mostly it comes down to breed, some health factors may impact weight gain or weight ...

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Why dental care is vital for your dog’s health

Imagine the following: you wake up during the night with a throbbing pain in your jaw. That tooth you have been ignoring is finally getting its revenge on you. You will have to go to the dentist. While the pain ...

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